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Dave Lang and Rodney DeCroo
Tue, Oct 6
Old Firehall - Lethbridge


Time: 9 p.m.

 Cover: $5


Rodney DeCroo is  a Vancouver based troubadour.

 Here's some early press reaction to Mockingbird Bible:

"A transcendent work of art."
— No Depression, USA

"Vancouver-based troubadour DeCroo made converts with his last album, the live disc War Torn Man. His following deserves to increase radically with this new tour-de-force, one already notching rave reviews. DeCroo is an original and Mockingbird Bible represents uneasy listening at it's best."
— Exclaim Magazine

"Mockingbird Bible is a soulful, quiet and absolutely brilliant collection of songs from one of Canada's premier musical talents. Decroo has yet again proven himself to be one of the country's best songwriters."
— 24 Hours

"Across 13 tracks, DeCroo weaves his thematically impressive tales of loneliness and despair sounding as if he's been doing this sort of thing since birth."
— Americana UK
"These are serious songs sung by a serious songwriter and played by a band completely in sync. Put DeCroo and his band in front of a UK audience and there’s a career to be made. Mockingbird Bible is a perfect blend of dark folk, country yearning and indie cool. Uncut should be lapping it up."
-Rob Forbes, Leicester Bangs, UK

"The hushed volume of Rodney DeCroo’s new CD isn’t the sound of shyness; it’s the sound of grief."
— See Magazine

His songs seem like a threadbare suit that feels good to wear, and he sings meaning every word. Folk-rock that's pushing the boundaries.
— The Province

"He’s earned the right after his previous records to step back some, maybe turn on a light and breath easy for a while, but he doesn’t, instead wondering if it’s rain falling or gasoline, at the same time striking a match to learn the truth."
— Vue Weekly

"Mockingbird Bible is an instant roots classic."
— Lethbridge Herald

"Mockingbird Bible puts DeCroo into a new league."
— The Tyee

"Vancouver resident Rodney DeCroo has delivered a haunting set of songs that delve into themes of memory and loss. His plaintive vocals are beautifully complemented by the playing and production talents of Jon Wood, who carries these tunes into unexpected and exciting new territory."
— Highlife Best of 2008


 Dave Lang— or


 Smart words, smart chords, smart clothes - Dave Lang has had a fondness for smartness since someone told him he had a smart mouth. Inspired by Cole Porter, Bob Wills, Randy Newman and Lenny Bruce, Lang writes smart songs that make you smile.

"Even the love songs are biting and satirical" - Geoff Berner

Dave Lang is currently the 'musician in residence' at The Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He tours regularly with like minded performers and is embarking on a marathon three month tour of Canada this fall. He has appeared on record alongside musicians such as Neko Case, Corb Lund, Geoff Berner and Carolyn Mark. He has written music for film and television and received glowing reviews online and in print magazines such as The Georgia Straight and Spin."Put the gruff-but-sensitive singer-songwriter in just about any other Canadian city besides Vancouver and you’re looking at a sold-out show and maybe even a little bit of hysteria over one of the finest tunesmiths out there. Run, don’t walk, in other words, before they all piss off to Montreal or something!"
— Georgia Straight



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402 - 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta

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